At St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake, our parishioners have many ways to actively engage in the Liturgy and the devotional life of the Church. We come together to celebrate the Eucharist and the Sacraments and all members of the Parish are encouraged to participate and serve based on their interests and talents.
Acolytes and Senior Altar Servers
The acolytes and senior altar servers assist our priest during the Mass, Sacraments and services at St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake. They prepare the altar and sacred vessels before Mass, assist the priest during the service and assist with the clean up afterwards. Training is available if you are interested in this Ministry and once trained you can join the roster of acolytes and senior altar servers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
The St Patrick’s Extraordinary Ministers of Communion assist our priest distribute the Eucharist. At each Sunday Mass at least two ministers are rostered to help. Extraordinary Ministers of Communion can also volunteer to take the Eucharist to the sick, elderly or housebound parishioners who cannot attend the Mass. Following training and blessing these volunteers provide a very valuable service for our Community.
The parish encourages active participation in the Liturgy. The Readers, as representatives of the community, play a big role in engaging parishioners in the Mass and special Liturgies.
Music plays an important part in every Sunday Mass at St Patrick’s, just as it does for all special gatherings. Just like singing at a football match, or joining in the chorus of happy birthday at the party, music brings the congregation together as one during the celebration of the Mass. Music deepens and enlivens the faith experience and often conveys deeper meaning and evokes a greater response than words alone. At St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Mortlake this joy and enthusiasm is led by several groups of talented musicians and singers.
Actively Participate in the Liturgy
Your enquiry to participate is welcomed and should be directed to the parish office by completing and submitting the form below on this page.